Scott ‘Daisy Berkowitz’ Putesky, former Marilyn Manson guitarist, has died

Scott Putesky better known as Daisy Berkowitz, former guitarist and co-founder of Marilyn Manson, has died after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 49.

Putesky played guitar with Marilyn Manson from 1989 to 1996. His work can be heard on their debut album, Portrait of An American Family and Smells Like Children. He left the band during recording sessions for Antichrist Superstar citing creative differences.

He also performed with Jack Off Jill, Godhead, and his own band Three Ton Gate.

Manson released a statement regarding Putesky’s death on Instagram saying:

“Scott Putesky and I made great music together. We had our differences over the years, but I will always remember the good times more. Everyone should listen to ‘Man That You Fear’ in his honor. That was our favorite.”

Jack Off Jill posted the following statement on Facebook:

“Saying good bye to Scott, friend, band mate, artist , hero.. RIP Scott – “always touched by your presence dear.”



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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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